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Massachusetts Board of Education meets at North

Massachusetts Board of Education meets at North

Sophie Murthy May 16, 2019

The Massachusetts Board of Education met in the auditorium Tuesday, April 23. The April or May meeting is traditionally held at the student representative’s school. This is the first time the Board...

Sahil Chinoy speaks about graphics in news, data journalism

Sahil Chinoy speaks about graphics in news, data journalism

Sophie Murthy May 14, 2019

Students learned about the importance of graphic design in news presentation and how to integrate various graphics into a story during a presentation by Sahil Chinoy, a graphics editor for the New York...

The controversial MCAS question excerpted from Colson Whiteheads The Underground Railroad. (Photo from Amazon.com)

Students and teachers react to removed MCAS question

Sophie Murthy May 1, 2019

Many sophomore English teachers at North chose to have an in-class discussion about an essay question on the Grade 10 ELA MCAS, which received many complaints for being insensitive and inappropriate....

Model UN club members win awards at Boston College conference

Model UN club members win awards at Boston College conference

Sophie Murthy April 25, 2019

Members of the Model United Nations (MUN) club won three awards at EagleMUNC, a conference with over 750 students organized by Boston College Friday to Sunday, March 22, 23, and 24. Senior Greg Licholai,...

Students return to the building through the Theatre entrance after the emergency evacuation March 14. (Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Faulty fire alarm causes another school-wide evacuation

Sophie Murthy March 19, 2019

Students and teachers evacuated the building due to an unplanned fire alarm at the beginning of homeroom Thursday, March 14. Vice principal Amy Winston said the cause of the alarm is unknown. “Our...

EDCO students advocate to change term "hearing impaired" in state laws

EDCO students advocate to change term "hearing impaired" in state laws

Sophie Murthy March 18, 2019

A bill recently filed in the Massachusetts state senate would change the term “hearing impaired” to “deaf or hard of hearing” in all state general laws as a result of a letter writing campaign...

David Hogg, Parkland survivor and advocate against gun violence, speaks to students after c-block, Thursday Feb 7.
(Photo by Ian Dickerman)

Activist David Hogg encourages student civic engagement, advocates against gun violence

Sophie Murthy February 8, 2019

“Youth is not defined by our age, but by our spirit. We have a vigor for change” David Hogg told a crowd of eagerly listening students in the gymnasium Thursday, Feb. 7. Hogg, a survivor of the...

Sasha Yablonovsky, executive vice president of customer experience at CareerBuilder, discusses the pressure of choosing a career and her personal experiences during f-block of Women in Business Day. (Photo by Sophia Zhou)

Women in Business Day features journeys of strong females

Sophie Murthy December 21, 2018

Women in Business Day provided students with the opportunity to hear various female speakers discuss their journeys and experiences through careers in business. The event is organized and coordinated...

Recipients of the Newton Human RIghts Award pose for a photo with mayor Ruthanne Fuller. (Photo by Jacques Abou-Rizk)

Newton Human Rights Award recognizes students fighting for equality

Sophie Murthy December 12, 2018

For their work in helping the Newton community promote equality and combat discrimination, three North students received the Newton Human Rights Award at the Newton Free Library Tuesday, Dec. 4. The award...

Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Women in STEM Day presentations provide insight on STEM careers

Sophie Murthy December 5, 2018

For the first time ever, a new event was added to North’s list of culture days and events, providing students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) an opportunity to learn from...

Seniors Erin Hosford, Adi Konforty, Sam Steenstrup fill out ballots during the mock election Tuesday, Nov. 6. (Photo by Joelle Sugianto)

Students, faculty vote in mock midterm elections

Sophie Murthy November 9, 2018

Contrary to the statewide results, the student and faculty body voted for Jay Gonzalez for Governor and to limit marijuana retail stores in Newton, in North’s mock election. The Center for Civic Engagement...

WBUR producer speaks about career in journalism

WBUR producer speaks about career in journalism

Sophie Murthy October 24, 2018

Dan Guzman, senior producer of WBUR’s Morning Edition, spoke about his career in journalism X-block Thursday, Oct. 18 in 310. Guzman had worked in cable news for 13 years and switched to radio news at...

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